A couple days ago, My Laptop (HP dv6-6c65se) fan started alternating between no noise (but still working) and high noise (as if the fan is hitting a metal) every few minutes. I tried cleaning the dust but the same noise remained. After doing some research, I found that I might need to oil (or lubricate) the fan.

The issue is that I can't open the place where I can put the oil. Here is a picture of my fan:

First side:

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(I removed the sticker but I can't open under it)

Other side:

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How to solve this issue?

Fan Model: AD505HX-EEB

up vote 1 down vote accepted

That is a sealed, "lubricated for life" fan; You're not intended to open it, and doing so will probably destroy it permanently.

Just get a new compatible cooler from an HP authorized repair depot, or wherever. There are currently many listed on EBay for under $20, for example.

  • Thank you. I just wanted to make sure if there was any hope for the original fan before buying another fan. – Rami Nov 25 '14 at 17:49
  • The time and pain you'll save by just buying a direct replacement is worth it. ;) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 25 '14 at 17:51

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